BioMed Research International / 2016 / Article / Tab 11

Research Article

Evaluation of Stress Intensity and Anxiety Level in Preoperative Period of Cardiac Patients

Table 11

Essential elements of a healthcare organization that could minimize patient’s stress before surgery.

VariableLevel

Cardiac patient education conducted on the ward (e.g., on the functioning after surgery)
Information on diagnosis provided by medical personnel
Interview with a psychologist before surgery
Talk with a nurse (before treatment) in whom the patient has confidence
Talk with patient’s doctor
Conversation with a loved one (family member)

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